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Cycling Tour Virginia__Joining Hands For Healthier Communities

Updated on January 21, 2013

Cycling Bike Tour Virginia: Joining Hands For Healthier Communities

Cycling Tour Virginia (CTV) is a special cycling event proposal within the long popular "Charity Bike Tours" category.

Here a brief introduction is given on existing such charity bike tours in USA currently and how such "success models' can be used to execute such "Cycling Bike Tour Virginia: Joining Hands for Healthier Communities"..

A pre-proposal template is now available for potential sponsors and participants to this event. The innovation we seek to demonstrate from existing national health charity events is that the beneficiary charities will be typically smaller commuity based worthy non-profits who are doing wonderful work to make healthier communities on a local and regional basis and who have far less chartiable support currently than national health benefit organizations. The second innovation we seek to demonstrate is paticipation and outreach to business, individuals and families on a state and region basis rather than national or international focus as is the case of the larger health foundations.

Beside the hundreds of health cause cycling charity tours, there are marathon competitive cycling races, as well those races that prepares cycling competitors for the Summer Olympics, next one scheduled at 2012 in London. Cycling in Olympics is a popular sport. There are four different catagories of cycling, BMX, Road Cycling, Track Cycling and Mountain Biking. With a separate category for men and women, over 500 cycling competitors are expected to participate in cycling events for Summer 2012 at London.

Now returning to our key topic, cycling bike tours for charity. I am going to highlight 5 favorite cycling tour events while providing references to more extensive list of over 100 such cycling benefit events that takes place in USA. Our proposed Virginia event will include some innovation for community outreach that utilizes local community tv and public radio station media sponsors that will add value to the enjoyment and value to this proposed event in Virginia as a scalable to any other community who seek to adopt our Virginia innovation for "Joining Hands for Healthier Communities".

Here I provide some notable case studies out of hundreds of such event already taking place every year in USA. to base our proposed event on such "success model" and extening the value proposition to those who give and those who receives to enrich, enjoy and servce for worthy causes that makes our particpating communities in Virginia "healtheir".


Cycling Tour Case Studies

Charity Bike Tour Case Studies ***

01. American Lung Association

A number of state chapters for the American Lung Association sponsor fund-raiser bike rides. Begin searching by going to "In Your Community" US map, which supplies links to local websites.

Trek Tri Island 2011 -- The three-day bike tour starts with a ferry ride from Anacortes, Washington. Bicyclists will ride on San Juan, Orcas and Lopez islands in the Puget Sound. Dates: Sept. 16-19, 2011.

Escape to the Cape -- A 160-mile bike tour along Cape Cod from Plymouth to Provincetown. A 2-day, 105-mile option is also available. Dates: Sept. 30 - Oct.2, 2011

02. Arthritis Foundation

Arthritis Foundation's Amgen California Coast Classic

The ride is a 520-mile, 8-day bike tour from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Riders can experience sun, rugged coasts, quiet beaches, lighthouses, giant forests, and famous wineries. Two options: a 6-day, 355-mile ride from San Francisco to Solvang or an 8-day, 520 mile ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Limited to firest 300 registrants. Dates: Sept. 17 - 24, 2011.

03. Wounded Warrior Project

Soldier Rides are fund-raisers for WWP that help veterans restore their physical and emotion well-being and enable the public to ride alongside and honor men and women in the military. Dates: Feb. 20, 2011 - Tampa, Fla.; March 26, 2011 - San Diego; April 9, 2011 - Jacksonville, Fla.; April 30, 2011 - Washington DC; May 21, 2011 - Charlotte, NC; June 4, 2011 - Chicago; July 22, 2011 - Long Island, NY; July 23, 2011 - Hamptons, NY; Aug. 27, 2011 - Boston; Sept. 17, 2011 - Seattle; Sept. 24, 2011 - Nashville, Tenn.; Oct. 24, 2011 - Phoenix; Nov. 12, 2011 - San Antonio.

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05. MS Bike Rides (National Multiple Sclerosis Society)

Marking its 30th year, the MS Bike Rides sponsor more than 100 bike tours in the US in 2010. Some 100,000 participants raised $67 million for the society. Most, but not all, of these bicycle rides are two-day affairs, covering 150 miles. Overnight activities are planned for the longer rides, with camping, high-school gyms, or local hotels. Here's a map with all the MS bike rides, dates and locations for 2011. Among them are these tours in Pacific Coast area:

Bike MS - Road, Sweat and Gears -- July 23-24, 2011 Starts in McCall, and heads north along Lake Payette to the Burgdorf Hot Springs turn off. Day Two rides south toward Donnelly, Idaho, stopping off at Jug Mountain Ranch, and continuing on to the Tamarack round

04. LiveStrong Challenge bike rides (Lance Armstrong Foundation)

Major fund-raiser for Livestrong Foundation. At the finish line, each cancer survivor is celebrated with a yellow rose, and participants and spectators are invited to join a Post-Event Party. Registration is $35 through Dec. 31, 2010.

Team Livestrong Challenge Davis, Calif. -- This platinum-level bike-friendly city is a first-time host for Livestrong. Choose from four scenic ride distances ranging from 15-100 miles. Register. Date: July 10, 2011.

Team Livestrong Challenge Philadelphia -- Blue Bell, PA, hosts the ride for the sixth year. Choose distances ranging from 10 to 100 miles. Register. Dates: Aug. 20-21, 2011.

Team Livestrong Challenge Austin -- In conjunction with Ride for the Rose weekend, cyclists can choose from distances ranging from 10-90 miles. Register. Dates: Oct. 15-16, 2011.

*** Charity Bike Tour Case Studies are adopted here from following url that gives a more extensive list of such charity benefit bike tour events : Charity Bicycle Rides 2011

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Cycling as Sports via Commuinty Based Cycling Clubs USA


Preparing for Cycling Competitions at Summer Olympics 2012 - Go USA Olympics Team Men and Women !


Summer Olympics 2012 at London-- Competition to go the extra mile - Women's Mountain Biking Event Defending Champion--USA Women Team


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      waldenthreenet 6 years ago

      Any community to community links for a cycling event with worthy non-profit doing good on community level and identifying a one or more celebrating musician would be most useful for next step forward for a specific event in Virginia or in India or both ! Link ? My Twitter ID: @waldenthreenet

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      love this type of charity bike tours. thanks for sharing

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      Mary 6 years ago from Chicago area

      sounds cool!